Ah, the truth surfaces; he’s a plagiarist:
- Washington Post Blogger Quits After Plagiarism Accusations
- A portrait of the blogger as a young plagiarist
Why anyone would think, in this day and age, that they can get away with something like this is beyond me. Especially when you’re as much a firebrand as Domenech is/was.
Here’s a bit of the right-wing flummery that I expect he would have produced had RedAmerica been able to continue:
“To my enemies: I take enormous solace in the fact that you spent this week bashing me, instead of America.” – from Red America Ends
So Domenech resigned. I understand thet the Post may hire another blogger to fill his place. Let’s hope that
- The Post vets their new candidate a little more thoroughly.
- They hire an opinion columnist from the left to balance the scales.
The Washington Post is now offering a platform for a conservative blogger, Bob Domenech, to
“offer a daily mix of commentary, analysis and cultural criticism”
Interesting that they don’t seem to value balance enough to offer a “Blue America” blog.
For what it’s worth, I don’t see anything wrong with Red America. Domenech himself says:
“…this is an opinion blog, and not a work of unbiased journalism…”
essentially defusing any illusion or pretense of objectivity in this forum. And that’s fine. In fact it’s great; if anything can show that Domenech doesn’t represent the majority of Americans it’s his words themselves.
But where’s the balance?
I call upon the Post to provide the same pulpit to a strong liberal voice as to Domenech’s conservative one.